Friday, April 13, 2007

New Berlin Water Park Moves Forward: Ald. Murphy's Questions Need Answers

New Berlin takes another step towards approving a huge hotel and water park complex in a part of the city to which it also wants to pipe in Lake Michigan water.

It would buy that water from the City of Milwaukee, if the other Great Lakes states approve the diversion - - but Michael Murphy, the most influential Milwaukee aldeman on these matters - - has already said that a water park is not a good use of diverted Lake Michigan water.

(Also see related post about climate and other pressures on the Great Lakes, raising more questions about New Berlin and other Waukesha County communities' planning.)

New Berlin is about ready to ask the other states for permission to divert:
Is signaling to the other states that some of that water would go for a water park (and already sharply questioned by one of Milwaukee's key decision-makers) a winning stratrgy?

And as the veteran Ald. Murphy asks:

Is it a good use of Lake Michigan water?

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